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Mastercraft Brass Commode Dresser with Chinese Character Brass Pulls, circa 1970

$6,80041% Off


Rare, highly sought after, and of incredible quality, this brass dresser is by Mastercraft, designed and produced in the 1970s and is in excellent well cared for condition. Soft patina to brass is very attractive and is even throughout. Three separate drawers each with four large solid brass handles with Chinese characters. The body of drawers are constructed of light wood and is in close to new condition. This cabinet has plenty of age but was in a home where this got very little use. Given is age, likely a room in a high priced home that was seldomly used over the decades. This rare chest of drawers by Mastercraft is very heavy and sturdy. Its heft is from the extremely high quality materials and construction went into the craftsmanship by Mastercraft on this brass commode. The subtle details from the drawer joinery to heavy solid brass drawer pulls, and the thick brass used throughout, this is an excellent example of incredible design for any high end home, office or hotel. Consider using this brass chest of drawers by Mastercraft Furniture in a Mid-Century Modern or Postmodern home, also consider for a Traditional, Classical or Contemporary home or office. Great for a bedroom, but also consider for a hallway, walk-in closet or dressing room, living room or den, entryway or foyer, or dining room. We also have a great Mastercraft Greek key lounge chair that would pair wonderfully with this piece. Measurements: H 29.5 in. x W 32.25 in. x D 16.25 in. Condition: Excellent original condition. Light, even and very attractive patina to brass throughout. Drawers insides are clean and in very excellent condition.


  • Creator
    Mastercraft (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)Width: 32.25 in. (81.92 cm)Depth: 16.25 in. (41.28 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
  • Condition
    Excellent original condition. Light, even and very attractive patina to brass throughout. Drawers insides are clean and in very excellent condition. Read description for more details.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330216666572

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About the Manufacturer


Compared to that other furniture-makers in historically minded Grand Rapids, Michigan, the work of Mastercraft seems positively flamboyant. The company was founded in 1947 by brothers Charles and William Doezema, who hailed from a long line of cabinetmakers. They went overseas during their service in World War II, and returned home with a plan to make furniture with cosmopolitan flair. Their firm specialized in chairs and case pieces that have modernized traditional forms, finished in exotic wood veneers such as amboyna, yew, burl and fruitwood, and trimmed in brass. Bureaus and credenzas often feature cabinet fronts with decorative brass details such as silhouettes of flowers and birds, or figures that resemble Chinese characters.In later years, Mastercraft created chairs and glass-topped coffee tables with brass frames. Some pieces included touches like the Greek key — a motif that appears in the decorative arts of both Asian and European antiquity. After Mastercraft was acquired by industry giant Baker Furniture in 1974, the company produced a large group of case pieces featuring applied brass plaques, acid-etched with semi-abstract forms by the German-born, Vancouver-based artist Bernhard Rohne.The latter are some of the most popular Mastercraft pieces, and like all the company’s wares range in price from about $2,000 to $12,000 depending on size, condition and the amount of decorative trim. As you will see on 1stDibs, Mastercraft furnishings made a bold but artful statement — perfect for lending a bit of dash and brawn to a contemporary decor.
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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